Today's Hunter in Texas

Today's Hunter in Texas


Today's Hunter in Texas: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Texas, approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

The Lone Star State boasts more than 200 public hunting areas spanning 1.2 million acres, but many hunters utilize private leases. Keep an eye out for mule deer near the Trans-Pecos and Big Thicket National Preserve. Hunters may bring home an alligator, chachalaca, goose, pronghorn, dove, rail, and much more.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • The Hunter’s Role in Wildlife Conservation
  • Tagging Game and Completing the Log
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more… 

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Sept. 1, 1971, who hunts in Texas needs to pass a Texas Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!